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Education Literature Alerts: Nov. '16 - Technology

Items of interest from VCC Library

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Daher, T., & Lazarevic, B. (2014). Emerging instructional technologies: Exploring the extent of faculty use of web 2.0 tools at a midwestern community college. TechTrends: Linking Research & Practice to Improve Learning, 58(6), 42–50.
The study offers research based evidence which undoubtedly represent the current trends and issues in the process of technology integration into course curriculum at a community college level. [Abstract excerpt from the authors]
Digital badging is growing, but employers remain wary. (2016). Community College Week, 28(21), 39–40.
The article discusses the use of educational technology such as digital badging in learning process. Topics discussed include higher education been slower to embrace digital credentials ... [Abstract excerpt from EBSCO]
Toh, E., Causo, A., Tzuo, P.W., Chen, I.M., & Yeo, S.H. (2016). A review on the use of robots in education and young children. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 19(2), 148–163.
A systematic review was carried out to examine the use of robots in early childhood and lower level education. The paper synthesizes the findings of research studies carried out in the last ten years and looks at the influence of robots on children and education. [Abstract excerpt from the authors]
Sogunro, O. A. (2015). Motivating factors for adult learners in higher education. International Journal of Higher Education, 4(1), 22–37.
All learners learn best when they are motivated; so do adults. Hence, the way to ensure success of students in higher education is first to know what motivates and sustains them in the learning process. Based on a study of 203 university students, this paper presents eight top most motivating factors for adult learners in higher education. [Abstract excerpt from the author]
Fiedler, R., Giddens, J., & North, S. (2014). Faculty experience of a technological innovation in nursing education. Nursing Education Perspectives (National League for Nursing), 35(6), 387–391.
The purpose of this study was to investigate faculty experiences associated with using an innovative technology known as The Neighborhood (a virtual community). As expectations for nursing faculty to incorporate student-centered learning activities increase, there will be greater use of innovative technologies to help them achieve this goal. There is limited research on the faculty experience of adopting innovative technologies.This article focuses on the qualitative component of an 18-month, multisite, mixed-methods study, a descriptive qualitative content analysis from data collected from focus groups held at each of five intervention schools. [Abstract excerpt from the authors]

Goral, T. (2016). What we’ve learned about distance education. University Business, 19(7), 8–10.
An interview with Fred Lokken, political science professor at Truckee Meadows Community College in Nevada, is presented. Topics discussed include the significance of online learning changes on the condition of the community colleges, the improved retention rate of distance learning and the problems associated with distance learning. [Abstract from EBSCO]
Ioannou, A., & Antoniou, C. (2016). Tabletops for peace: Technology enhanced peacemaking in school contexts. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 19(2), 164–176.
This article describes an empirical investigation of technology-enhanced peacemaking in a conflict-stressed school environment. The peacemaking intervention required students in conflict-laden groups to collaborate on various game-like learning activities on a multitouch interactive tabletop, over the span of three weeks. Student interviews and video observations provided evidence that tabletops can become a means for communication and collaboration. [Abstract from the authors]
Skiba, D.J. (2016). On the horizon: Trends, challenges, and educational technologies in higher education. Nursing Education Perspectives (National League For Nursing), 37(3), 183-185. doi:10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000019
The article presents the trends that will drive technology planning and decision-making which are reported in terms of their short-, mid-, and long-term impact. It notes that blending formal and informal learning and improvement of digital literacy are considered solvable challenges while personalized learning remains a difficult challenge. It cites new models that have been proposed such as the massively online open courses (MOOCs) and competency-based education programs. [Abstract from EBSCO]
Yu Z., & Wang, G. (2016). Academic achievements and satisfaction of the clicker-aided flipped business English writing class. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 19(2), 298–312.
The flipped classroom has been achieving a great success in teaching innovation. This study, aiming to determine the effectiveness of the flipped model in business English writing course, combined the quantitative with the qualitative research methods. [Abstract excerpt from the authors]

Videos (not strictly literature, but interesting nonetheless!)

Allison Rossett - Why we need instructional design more than ever:

"Instructional design (ID) has taken something of a pounding recently. Some learning and development practitioners consider it too wordy, and not tech-friendly enough. For others it's too slow. Some say it isn't appreciated by our customers or learners. But amid all this there is no clear consensus on an alternative to, or even a definition of, instructional design. According to San Diego University's Allison Rossett, it is too early to consign ID to the scrap heap ..." [from Learning Technologies 2013 conference]

The brave new world of online learning: Amy Collier at TEDxStanford:

"Amy Collier works with faculty, instructional designers and doctoral students to explore and design online learning experiences at Stanford." [from TEDxStanford]

Technology in education - A future classroom, from Nemroff Pictures

A whimsical look at the future of educational technology ...

• Official Selection, 2014 White House Student Film Festival
• Best Special Effects, 2014 Rockland Youth Film Festival
[from Nemroff Pictures]

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